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Leopard seal stops in to say Hi

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Bremer Bay Beaches Resort and Tourist Park’s David Harder took this pic
Camera IconBremer Bay Beaches Resort and Tourist Park’s David Harder took this pic Credit: David Harder

A leopard seal was spotted at Bremer Bay at the weekend.

Bremer Bay Beaches Resort and Tourist Park’s David Harder said his beach run was made special as he came across the seal coming up from the ocean for a rest.

A DBCA spokesperson said it was common for species including the leopard seal, sub-Antarctic fur seal and New Zealand fur seal to come ashore during winter fronts.

“These seals haul up on beaches to rest.”

“Leopard seals occur throughout the Southern Ocean and regularly visit southern Australia between July and November.”

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“Members of the public are encouraged to leave these animals alone, keep dogs away (when on dog beaches) and stay a safe distance from the seal.”

If people see a seal with obvious injuries, they can report it to the department’s Wildcare Helpline on 9474 9055.

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